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MAR 2018

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www.sea-technology.com March 2018 | ST 33 & LINEAR For mor building amplifiers to drive reactive loads. 7263 Engineer Rd., San Diego, CA 92111-1493 (858) 571-1111 FAX (858) 571-0188 info@instrumentsinc.com Copyright 2018 isit our .instrumentsinc.com Model S16-20 A A 20% duty 35 x 31.5 x 35.5 inches; 985 lbs. climate change under Macron. In July, he announced a ban of petrol and diesel cars by 2040. Subsea Laser for Internal Casing Inspection Newton Labs and Ashtead Tech- nology have delivered an advanced subsea laser scanning project for Subsea 7 on Chevron's Captain field located in the U.K. North Sea using Newton's underwater laser scan- ners. The scope of work included an internal casing inspection utilizing Newton's M210UW ultrahigh-reso- lution short-range underwater laser scanner and a horizontal mapping survey using the longer range New- ton M3200UW to capture more than 100 short- and long-range scans. This allowed Ashtead to gen- erate a 3D model of the structure. Shell to Redevelop North Sea Penguins Field Royal Dutch Shell plc has made a final investment decision on the redevelopment of the Penguins oil and gas field in the U.K. North Sea. The decision authorizes the con- struction of a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) ves- sel, the first new manned installa- tion for Shell in the northern North Sea in almost 30 years. The Penguins field currently processes oil and gas using four ex- isting drill centers tied back to the Brent Charlie platform. The redevel- opment of the field, required when Brent Charlie ceases production, will see an additional eight wells drilled, which will be tied back to the new FPSO vessel. Natural gas will be exported through the tie-in of existing subsea facilities and ad- ditional pipeline infrastructure. DSM Starts Mooring Work on NCS Deep Sea Mooring (DSM), a Vry- hof company, has begun work on a contract to provide pre-lay mooring products and services to the Deep- sea Bergen semisubmersible drilling rig on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). Austrian oil and gas company OMV has deployed the semisubmersible rig to support drill- ing activities in the region. The pre-lay mooring equipment and services provided will include chain, fiber ropes, anchors, connec- tors, buoyancy and handling equip- ment, as well as mobilization and demobilization services. Confidence Rising In Oil, Gas Industry Senior oil and gas sector profes- sionals expect a step change in the industry's capex, opex and R&D spending levels in 2018, according to a DNV GL study. Confidence in industry growth has risen globally from 32 percent in 2017 to 63 per- cent this year. Two-thirds of respon- dents say their company will main- tain or increase spending in 2018. Industry leaders see the need to maintain a tight control over costs to support the leaner, smarter proj- ects and operations that will be nec- essary to maintain margins. ST

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